Report of the Round-table Event: Setting a Research Agenda: Fuel Poverty, Communication and Access

Author: Helen Beck
Organisation:
ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
London School of Economics
Date: 2005

Eaga Charitable Trust is a major funder of research on different aspects of fuel poverty. In order to ensure that its grants are focused where research is most needed and will have the most impact on knowledge and poverty, the Trust sought to finalise an evidence-based strategic plan.  

AIMING HIGH – An Evaluation of the Potential Contribution of Warm Front towards Meeting the Government’s Fuel Poverty Target in England

Author: Tom Sefton
Organisation:
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
London School of Economics
Date: 2004
Location: England

In 2001, the UK Fuel Poverty Strategy made a commitment to eliminate fuel poverty within a decade. Achieving this will require a significant improvement on existing levels of progress. A number of different national energy programmes offer substantial scope to make progress in this area but currently prioritise other outcomes. As a result, their potential to eliminate fuel poverty is not being realised. 

Links between Fuel Poverty, Basic Skills and Access Deprivation

Author: Helen Beck
Organisation:
ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
London School of Economics)
Date: 2004

Evidence suggests that there is a strong correlation between fuel poverty and low skills and also access deprivation. Households in fuel poverty are also more likely to be on low incomes, reside in rural areas and have inferior access to financial instruments (e.g. credit) and general amenities such as shops and transport (phenomena known as access deprivation and multiple access deprivation).

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